Putting a menu together was really tough today because I am absolutely exhausted from this weekend’s festivities. I had movie night with the girls on Friday, French cooking class Saturday, and San Diego County Fair on Sunday. When I was in my 20s this was just another weekend, but now in my 30s Mondays hit hard with weekends like these. Either way, I managed to get a menu together and here it is…
Never got to this yesterday since we went to the fair.
Tuesday: Soy Chorizo & Red Potato Grilled Pizza w/ green salad
Wednesday: 4th of July!!! JWe are going to a friend’s house for a pool party and then heading home early enough to watch fireworks at the park next to our house. For the pool party, I’m taking a triple berry trifle w/ white chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Thursday: Grilled Chicken Sausage w/ slow-cooker Mayacoba beans, corn on the cob, and watermelon slices
Mayacoba beans are a goldish color bean that is similar to a pinto bean. I usually just cook up a large pot with salt pork, a bunch or herbs, garlic and tomatoes. It makes a great warm side dish on its own but they also make a great cold bean salad with the addition of other beans such as green bean, yellow wax bean, and cannellini beans.
Friday: Leftover Bowls
I'm going to steam some brown rice and make bowls with the leftover shrimp, grilled vegs, beans, & sausage.
Saturday: Spanakopita Burgers in whole-wheat pitas w/ Tzatziki & couscous-chickpea salad
This is a spin on the Greek appetizer, spanakopita, which is a mixture of spinach, garlic, and feta in between layers of phyllo dough. I got this recipe from a very old Rachel Ray show that I saw about 6 years ago, and I’ve made it quite often since then. It’s a turkey burger with spinach, garlic, and feta cheese mixed in served in a pita with a cucumber-yogurt sauce called Tzatziki. The couscous salad is made with whole-wheat couscous, chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, oregano, and basil.
Sunday: Grilled Salmon w/ leftover couscous salad & corn on the cob